|For desktop cards, the easiest one to get working in my opinion is the Cisco Aironet 340/350 series. It is recommended all over the web, the drivers are easy to obtain, and is the adapter I use on my Windows 95 setup.|
According to documentation it only requires Windows 95, doesn't specify about requiring B or later like many PCMCIA ones do. This is probably due to the fact that all versions of Windows 95 support the PCI standard from 1993. However, Windows 95 original and A only include Internet Explorer 2.0, which you cannot even use to connect to the internet or download a newer browser. At least Windows 95 B includes Internet Explorer 3.0 which is new enough to surf with and connect to the internet, download drivers f necessary, etc. You would have to have a copy of IE 3.0 on a CD which is a minor inconvenience when you consider Windows 95 B has a new enough browser built right in.
I bought Aironet 350 on eBay and it works flawlessly with great signal. I have mine connected to a external Hawking HAI6SIP antenna to ensure the best signal possible. You can also get the HAI6SDP, the Hawking products are excellent.
To get the card to work you need the drivers which are available on the Cisco website. You can either register for a free acount or download them from my FTP. http://sdfox7.com/cisco350 For Windows 95 you will want bundle 1.0 or bundle 2.1.
You will need to install the driver, have your Windows 95 CD handy because it will prompt you for TCP/IP networking components. You may need to install the ACU (Aironet Client Utility) separately from the driver *after* installing the driver, but downloading the bundle includes the driver and the ACU so you don't have to download them separately. The driver will be installed, but there is no way to configure the wireless settings until you install the ACU.
After installing ACU, Profile Manager is where you go to configure your network and WEP password, if applicable.
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